Dr. John P. Williams Creates the Very First "One-Stop" Video School for Patients about Breast Cancer (Including the Recent TAILORx Study)
Website Bridges the Information Gap Between Patient and Doctor
GAINESVILLE, Va., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing the Breast Cancer School for Patients, the very first one-stop online resource designed to bridge the breast cancer education gap between patient and doctor. The video-based online school is built on the idea that patients will make better treatment decisions when they are taught to be an "expert" in their own breast cancer care. Creator Dr. John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a leader in breast cancer patient education and an advocate for patient involvement in their cancer care decisions. He has organized the vast field of breast cancer into one, easy to navigate, patient-friendly site featuring over 80 educational video lessons.
The Breast Cancer School for Patients discusses topics that every woman needs to know in order to get the best breast cancer care in her own community. Patients are empowered to learn as much or as little as they'd like. Topics include:
- Will I survive breast cancer?
- What to expect from your breast surgeon consultation
- Genomic tests & BRCA Genetic testing
- How to find the best doctors
- What does the recent TAILORx breast cancer treatment trial study mean for me?
Dr. Williams explains, "Over the years, family and friends have called asking for advice about their breast care. After a quick conversation, they became empowered to ask their own doctors exactly what was needed. You simply get better care when you know about the important topics and the questions to ask. Currently, the medical profession does not actually 'teach' those who have been newly diagnosed how to seek out quality, cutting-edge care in their communities. Our mission at the Breast Cancer School for Patients is to teach patients how to get the best quality cancer care in their own community."
Innovative 4- to 5-minute video lessons about every important breast cancer topic are designed to keep patients and caregivers up-to-speed on treatment options. From surgery and chemotherapy to radiation and genetics, all of these modules are brief yet incredibly informative. All of the videos are available to the public separately on YouTube.
The site also features a newsletter sign up. Patients will immediately receive an email containing "Doctors Questions." This is a coveted list of the key questions to engage one's breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist.
Dr. Williams continued, "Become informed before speaking with your doctors. You will improve your own care with this approach."
More About Dr. John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S:
Dr. Williams is a breast cancer surgeon in Virginia. He founded and is the medical director of Novant Health UVA Health System Breast Center which serves the communities of Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket and Warrenton, Virginia. His CV can be reviewed here.
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